Lumi, the first scientific journal of the University of Corsica

Lumi is produced within the framework of the Lisa laboratory of the university, also within the framework of the UNESCO chair acquired by the laboratory and supported by Sébastien Quenot. This file, which has been prepared for years, is one of the pillars of the Paoli-Napoléon UNESCO chairmanship,” he emphasizes. Jean-Guy Talamoni, who submitted this piece for CNI
Lumi is both a university project and an economic development project around the characters of Napoleon and Paoli, including strong themes such as the Corsican Revolution, Gaffori and even King Theodore, and advances in terms of the ideas politics achieved during this revolution. “We are basically working on it“.

There are two aspects to Paoli-Napoleon.
The first is purely scientific. ” It is transdisciplinary. A large number of subjects were called. History, literature, political anthropology, political science, philosophy and art history. Everything is connected. Many researchers are working on it. As it is a university project, there is a whole team of PhD students“.

The second part is evaluation. “3 PhD students completing their Master’s degree in Tourism are working on economic development in particular, based on the main figures of Corsican history. On an experimental basis, we have partnerships with several municipal communities, in particular the communities of the eastern plain, Fium’Orbu Castellu, Oriente and Costa Verde. Paoli-Napoleon and the partnership of stimulating the development of the area and the heritage around the Corsican Revolution. But this project is intended to be extended to the whole of Corsica, as all the municipalities of the island are interested in this part of history.“.

Lumi magazine is the continuation of the Paoli-Napoléon project, which was launched in 2014 between Jean-Guy Talamoni and Jean-Dominique Poli.
The first edition was prepared with thematic acts of the series of conferences held in 2021 on the occasion of the commemoration of the death of Napoleon.“.
In terms of scope and interest for both researchers and the public, the Paoli-Napoleon theme seems inexhaustible, even if a large number of communications have been published in recent years about the two emblematic characters of the island and its history.
Corsica’s contribution was significant at the time, simply in terms of the history of ideas, the constitution and its preamble, the concept of nationhood in the modern sense, the right to happiness or the right to self-determination.“. To bring back all these ideas in a certain way, ahead of time, and to show that Paoli is not just an experiment.
What is less well known is that before the establishment of the Paolian state there was real work of a doctrinal and theoretical nature. As for Napoleon Bonaparte, he was politically formed in a Paulist family in Corsica. Today we are working hard on Corsica and the influence of Corsican political thought on Napoleon Bonaparte and his activities as head of state.
And many topics that originated in the 18th and 19th centuries and are not relevant to current discussions.

A very developed Corsican republicanism that still speaks to Corsicans today, but not only. Because when we talk about the era of secularism, education, republicanism and institutions, today it is the live social questions and topics that connect us to the news, because history still has a lot of influence on our way of looking at events and the functioning of our state. institutions and how we conduct politics. We have a real political tradition that crystallized in the 18th century.
The current Corsican political landscape lays claim to this heritage. Or the difference between Corsican and French secularism

Lumi is actually a biannual magazine aimed at democratizing knowledge and making it accessible to all.
A call for contributions has been launched on the site to participate in the 2nd edition ” It will be a continuation of the symposium we held in September, the subject of which was colonialism.
As for the subsequent issues such as world-wide secularism or republicanism, they will be brought to the scientific council. Of course, hot topics that will not be difficult to feed.

The first issue of Lumi, now freely available online via the link, is part of the scientific work pursued since 2014 at the University of Corsica and UMR CNRS Lisa through Paoli-Napoleon. project.

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